Rob Gronkowski Net Worth & Biography - Celebrity Net Worth

Introduction

NET WORTH

$60M

Rob Gronkowski nicknamed "Gronk", is an American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played nine seasons for the New England Patriots.

He is a four-time Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII, LV), a five-time Pro Bowl selection, and a four-time First Team All-Pro selection, and was selected in the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team and NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Gronkowski played college football at the University of Arizona, winning several awards, including being named a Sporting News and Rivals.com Freshman All-American. As of , Rob Gronkowski has an estimated net worth of about $60M.

At a Glance

Full name: Robert James Gronkowski

Other names: Rob Gronkowski, "Gronk"

Birthday: May 14, 1989

Age:

Net worth: $60M

Occupation: American Football Player, NFL Player.

Nationality: United States of America.

Net Worth

Notable for being a skilled receiver and talented blocker, Gronkowski has set several NFL records, including being the first player of his position to lead the league in receiving touchdowns (17 in 2011). He also has the most career postseason receiving yards by a tight end (1,163) – the only tight end in NFL history to reach 1,000 or more yards in the playoffs.

Rob Gronkowski is one of football's most popular players, with a larger-than-life personality on and off the field. With his numerous accomplishments and accolades, he is regarded by many sports analysts, writers, and peers as one of his era's best players, and the greatest tight end to ever play the game. As of , Rob Gronkowski has an estimated net worth of about $60M.

Early life

Robert James Gronkowski was born in Amherst, New York, on May 14, 1989, and was later raised in Williamsville. He is the second youngest son of Gordon Gronkowski and Diane Walters, and is of Polish descent through his father. His father is a former college football guard for Syracuse University from 1977 to 1981 and later founded a high-end fitness equipment business.

He is a great-grandson of Ignatius Gronkowski who represented the United States in cycling at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, and held five world records in the sport. Gronkowski's parents divorced in 2008. His four brothers – Gordie, Dan, Chris and Glenn – all played collegiate sports, and later played professionally.

Gronkowski played hockey until he was 14; he then started playing basketball. He attended Williamsville North High School for his first three years of high school, playing tight end and defensive end (and freshman kickoff specialist, on account of having the biggest feet on the team), center in basketball, and first baseman in baseball for the Spartans athletic teams.

As a junior playing football, he recorded 36 receptions for 648 yards and seven touchdowns on offense, and 73 tackles and six sacks on defense. He was named an All-Western New York first-team and All-State second-team player. Academically, Gronkowski was in the National Honor Society, citing math as his best subject, and English the worst.

In 2006, Gronkowski moved to suburban Pittsburgh, where he attended Woodland Hills High School for his senior year. Initially ruled ineligible by the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League because of his transfer, he recorded eight receptions for 152 yards and four touchdowns at Woodland Hills after the ruling of ineligibility was overturned.

He was named a SuperPrep All-American, PrepStar All-American, Associated Press Class 4-A all-state, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first-team all-conference, The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) "Platinum 33", and a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25" player. He was recruited by Kentucky, Arizona, Clemson, Louisville, Maryland, Ohio State, and Syracuse. Gronkowski graduated from Woodland Hills in 2007 with a 3.75 GPA and 1560 out of 2400 SAT score.

Favorite Quotes from Rob Gronkowski

“Keep doing what you have to do to help the team out.” – Rob Gronkowski
“I was always blessed growing up with opportunities and access to facilities, equipment, and playing with my brothers in the backyard to be the best athlete I could be.” – Rob Gronkowski
“Just like any other game we’re taking on we’ve got to prepare, prepare hard, mentally, physically. We’ve been practicing hard.” – Rob Gronkowski
“Just put football first, or your job first. Give everything you’ve got all week, work hard, work super-hard to take it to the next level every week. And when you feel like you got to the point where you want to be, you definitely need the time to go out, relax, have a good time, take all the stress off it.” – Rob Gronkowski
“I feel like when I do some dance moves during the week or at the house, I’m quicker on my feet. I can react quicker just from dancing.” – Rob Gronkowski
“I was running super slow. Chris thought I was done. Then one day at the end of February, I woke up and my body felt good. I was just so happy. I was faster than my brother again.” – Rob Gronkowski

NFL records

Game/single-season records:

  • First tight end to lead the league in receiving touchdowns (2011)
  • Most touchdown receptions by a tight end, season: 17 (2011)
  • Most total touchdowns by a tight end, season: 18 (2011)
  • Youngest player with 3 touchdown receptions in a game: 21 years, 184 days (2010, vs. Pittsburgh Steelers)

Career records:

  • Most offensive touchdowns in first two seasons: 28 (tied with Randy Moss)
  • Most seasons with 10+ touchdowns by a tight end: 5 (2010–2012, 2014–15)
  • Most career average receiving yards per game among tight ends: 68.3
  • Most career touchdowns per game average among tight ends: 0.69
  • Most yards per target average among tight ends: 9.9 (since 1992)
  • First tight end to have 3 seasons with 10+ touchdowns and 1,000+ receiving yards (2011, 2014–15)
  • Consecutive seasons with 10+ touchdowns by a tight end: 3 (2010–2012)
  • Most seasons of 1,000+ yards receiving by a tight end: 4 (tied with Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten)

Post-season records:

  • Most receptions by a tight end in Super Bowl history: 23
  • Most receiving yards by a tight end in Super Bowl history: 297
  • Most career postseason receiving touchdowns by a tight end: 14
  • Most career postseason receiving touchdowns between a quarterback and receiver: 14 (with Tom Brady)
  • First tight end with 1,000+ career postseason receiving yards
  • Most career postseason receiving yards by a tight end: 1,163
  • Youngest player with 3 touchdown receptions in a game, playoffs: 22 years, 275 days (2011 playoffs, vs. Denver Broncos)

Records previously set but no longer held:

  • Most single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end: 1,327 (2011; broken in 2018 by George Kittle)

Patriots franchise records

  • Most career touchdown receptions: 79
  • Most games with multiple touchdowns: 16
  • Most games with 100+ receiving yards by a tight end: 26
  • Highest receiving yards per game average for a tight end (season): 82.9 (2011)

2020 season (Super Bowl LV)

On April 21, 2020, the Patriots, which still held Gronkowski's rights, traded him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers along with a seventh-round pick in exchange for a compensatory fourth round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The trade reunited him with his former Patriots quarterback Brady, who had signed with the Buccaneers a month prior. Head coach Bruce Arians stated that it was Brady himself who was adamant for the team to trade for Gronkowski.

On October 18, 2020, Gronkowski caught five passes for 78 yards and his first touchdown with the Buccaneers in a 38–10 victory over the Green Bay Packers. It was Gronkowski's first touchdown catch since December 9, 2018 against the Miami Dolphins.

In Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Gronkowski recorded six catches for 106 yards during the 27–24 loss. In Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, Gronkowski recorded two catches for 58 yards that both resulted in touchdowns during the 47–7 win. Overall, he finished with 45 receptions for 623 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns.

Gronkowski's 29-yard catch towards the end of the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game set up the critical lead-extending field goal for Ryan Succop, with the Buccaneers winning 31–26 over the Packers.

Gronkowski caught two of the three touchdown passes thrown by Tom Brady in the Buccaneers' 31–9 victory over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. This gave him and Brady sole possession of the record for most postseason touchdowns between a quarterback and receiver, with 14. The duo was previously tied with Joe Montana and Jerry Rice for 12 postseason touchdowns.

2021 season

On March 22, 2021, Gronkowski re-signed with the Buccaneers on a one-year deal worth $10 million.